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Why did a single predictive disk failure cause a RAID6 array to fail (and how do we stop it from happening again)?

We have a Dell PowerEdge R740xd with 16 HDDs and 2 SSDs. The 16 HDDs had a 15 disk RAID6 array (with one hot spare). It hosts a number of VMs (using HyperV) and last Monday all the VMs failed. Upon ...
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Cisco RAM DDR3-16GB on Dell Poweredge R620 [closed]

Will this particular RAM - Cisco UCS-MR-1X162RZ-A 16GB DDR3-1866-MHz RDIMM/PC3-14900 (RAM DDR3-16GB) work with Dell PowerEdge R620?
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If I hot swap a power supply to a larger wattage, will it damage the server?

I have a Dell Poweredge R720 server with 2x redundant 750 Watt power supplies. If I wanted to upgrade those to 1100 Watts without shutting down the server and go through the process of hot swapping ...
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3/12 memory slots don't work - Dead processor or motherboard

I have a Dell PowerEdge M630 blade with 2x Xeon E5-2630 v4 processors which support quad-channel memory. The blade supports 24 sticks of RAM, 12 for each processor, 4 channels of three slots. I added ...
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Dell PowerEdge R740 stuck in boot loop with UEFI0116 error

LOOOOONG story short, I killed my HBA. I have a spare so I popped it in, and now I'm getting the following screen when I boot: I hit a key and go into the config, then click on the LSI Driver listed ...
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Failed to Migrate Windows Boot Manager

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720 server running Windows Server 2022 Datacenter on a SATA SSD. Due to a disk corruption incident, there are bad tracks on the old system disk, but it still functions. To ...
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Updating iDRAC firmware via Lifecycle Controller and USB

A previously working iDRAC under a R720 server running RHEL 7 became borked when attempting a iDRAC firmware update via racadm. I used my Dell Service Tag to obtain the correct firmware file for this ...
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Why is omreport storage vdisk controller=0 inconsistant output across servers

I wrote a script fetching the RAID configuration of the latest VirtualDisk. On one server I get : # omreport storage vdisk controller=0 -fmt ssv | awk '-F;' '/^ID/{print}/Virtual\s*Disk\s*[0-9]+;/{...
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Dell PowerEdge R7525 + Nvidia A16

We have a PowerEdge R7525 server with nvidia A16 graphics card on debian 11. But we have about 50% lower gpu performance than other servers. I suspect it's the missing "Above 4G decoding" ...
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Dell r710 idrac6 is not visible/reachable on network

I got a (new) r710 server, and tried setting up idrac6, i reset to default and changed the ipv4 settings to an ip in my network, i also tried dhcp, i set up a root password, and still there will be no ...
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How to set up OMSA on Dell T610 with Debian 12 based OS (Proxmox VE 8.0)

Dedicated server noobie here. I have a proxmox server on a new (to me) Dell T610. I have a couple of disks in a RAID array that I will expand soon, but for that I read that the Ctrl+R RAID BIOS is not ...
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Attempting to update iDRAC firmware with racadm, getting error "RAC923 : The file path is too long"

Per title, I'm attempting to update iDRAC on an R720 server running RHEL7. I obtained the correct firwmare file by going to Dell's support site, entering my service tag, then filtering down to the ...
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PowerEdge FX2s ram types

I have a PowerEdge FX2s modular server with two PowerEdge FC630 Blades. Does the RAM type in both blades need to be identical in terms of: 2133P / 2400T ? Ranks ? Module sizes symmetry ? I am new in ...
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FreeBSD 13.2 install (boot) issues on a DELL PE R430 server hardware

I am a newbie FreeBSD user and I would like to install FreeBSD 13.2 on a DELL PowerEdge R430 server hardware. After downloading and booting from a bootable USB stick made from image "FreeBSD-13.2-...
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How to directly add an SSD to a PowerEdge server without entering BIOS or creating a Virtual Disk?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R430, booting to Debian from an SSD. In order to get the system to "see" this first SSD, I first had to use the BIOS to create a Virtual Disk representing that ...
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PercCLI64 secure erase

I have an SSD, Kioxia model KRM6VRUG1T92, in a Dell server with a PERC H730P that has the following policies as shown by perccli64 /c0/e32/s0 show all under Linux: FDE Type = None SED Capable = Yes ...
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Which disk is in which hard drive bay

I have a Dell Poweredge R710 with 6 drive bays (and 6 hard drives). There is a DELL PERC H700 raid controller card in the system. I mirrored all of the drives so they appear as 3 separate disks. I'm ...
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PowerEdge430 - BIOS can detect SSD, but OS installer cannot

I have a Samsung SSD 860 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB which I'm trying to use as the OS installation drive for a newly-acquired PowerEdge R430 with 8 2.5" drive bays. I've installed the drive in ...
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New drive Poweredge T340

Maybe a dumb question. In order to install a extra 3.5" drive I must shutdown the server and install? Or can I pop-out a front bay and install while powered on? And later format the new drive.
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perccli: How to check the pdcache status for a virtual drive?

The perccli utility (doc page) has an option to set the "pdcache" option, where pdcache means physical drive cache (although I can't find where that's actually defined). From the docs, the ...
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After disk reinstallation 2 disks in RAID1 became foreign // PowerEdge r720

I'm a newbie in DELL servers, so need your advice. First of all, we have PowerEdge r720 with 4 HDDs, two 2TB SAS with RAID 1 and two SAS 1TB in RAID 1 too. After the 1 of the HDD was plugged out and ...
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Why does my Dell server BIOS asks for the BIOS password during a regular reboot?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T350 server. I enabled TPM and Secure Boot as well. For these I needed to specify a BIOS password (which I would have done anyway). What startles me is that the server keeps ...
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Swapped in new SAS drive, RAID still shows degraded, what next?

I need to replace a failed RAID 1 drive on an ancient PowerEdge 2950. The old drive was throwing amber warning lights with the LED showing error 1810. I have a new SAS drive installed and the ...
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Port Mapping - Dell FX2s Chassis with Cisco Nexus\FEX Switches

having some trouble with doing remote port mapping with dell FX2s chassis and fc430 blades\sleds. the goal is to figure out what are the ports in nexus switches\cisco fex that the dell chassis 10Gb ...
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Dell R620 - problems with boot order [duplicate]

I have an "old" Dell R620 that in a previous life was used as a EXI host. The machine has a 1G SD card with which had the VMware software on it. I have now installed linux on the HD. The ...
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How to find the cause of a server kernel panic?

Our high-load server is in kernel panic. How can we identify the cause and correct it? It is a Dell PowerEdge R940 with 256GB ram and 20TB disk array with the root in a SSD disk. Linux CentOs 7 system....
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Unable to Boot After Cloning Windows Server Datacenter 2022 to a New SSD

I have a Dell R720 server running Windows Server Datacenter 2022, and the disk containing the operating system has bad tracks that spread over time. To migrate the OS, I used DiskGenius to clone all ...
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Is it a bug that Dell's iDRAC uses certificate subject "idrac-SVCTAG"?

Connecting to a Dell PowerEdge R7415 server using IDRAC 9 (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller), I see that the default certificate's subject is "idrac-SVCTAG". So all similar Dell ...
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What socket(s) does the aux power for a GPU come from in a PowerEdge T550?

Server: Dell PowerEdge T550 Tower Server PSU: Single, Hot Plug, Non-Redundant Power Supply (1+0), 1100W, Mixed Mode Titanium GPU: NVIDIA A40 Photos: https://www.reddit.com/user/bigboyserver/comments/...
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How to disable iDRAC status / alerts for absent PSU or input lost

I have a number of Dell PER740 servers running iDRAC 9 in a lab. As they are in a lab, I only need/want/have capacity for one power supply connected to each server. However, I cannot find a way to ...
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Dell PowerEdge t610 will not boot ESXI installer from USB

I downloaded the ESXI installer from VMWare for V8. I checked and the MD5 matches with what's listed on the download. I'm using a Mac to write the iso to a known working USB (using DD) The server will ...
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Dell PowerEdge R720XD - Fans Ramp Up When Video Card is Installed [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge R720XD with 2x Xeon E5-2640 v2 (16 cores total), 16 GB of RAM, and 2x 3 TB hard drives. I have Windows 10 running on the machine. When I connect a video card to the system, the ...
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RAID Disk shows foreign status after being removed and inserted into the wrong slot

First of all forgive me that my understanding of Dell RAID system is limited. I have a dell PowerEdge server with PREC H330 Mini controller with 6 of the 8 slot having a physical drive (each 2.182TB) ...
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Does vSphere ESXI Virtualization needs to be installed on root server or is it an application which can be installed inside an OS? [closed]

Recently I've bought Dell PowerEdge R620 Server. I am interested in running Windows Server 2022 as well as I am interested in running virtual machines using Virtualization. Now I know that Windows ...
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Using racadm to change from Dedicated to LOM1?

Is it possible to use racadm to change iDRAC config from the default dedicated port to one of the server's main NIC/LOM ports? There is relatively little in the documentation beyond configuring the ...
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How to activate HD indicator lights on Dell PowerEdge 710 in Linux

I have a particular drive that is failing (/dev/sdb) I need to replace the failed drive but I am not sure which it is... I should have documented what drives were in what slots and what their devs ...
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Dell R640 NVMe backplane connectors

I am trying to figure out the R640 NVMe backplane. How it looks right now. The goal is to use the NVMe drives in front bays and use HBA to connect to external enclosure. So I am trying to figure out ...
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Dell Poweredge R640 - System BIOS has halted

I'm running pfSense on a Dell Poweredge R640, but after upgrading to the latest bios, it has trouble booting. The attached picture says that LBR is not available. Any idea what that means and how to ...
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Dell PE RHEL 7 terrible performance

We have an 'old' Dell PE r740xd server with quite high specs, installed with rhel 7 (latest). Running ls -l on / can take minutes. Some specs: # lscpu Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): ...
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Upgrading T410 w/Perc 6i to Windows Server 2022

I have a PowerEdge T410 with a Perc 6/i configured with a Raid5 array. It is running Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and hosts several Hiper-V vms. Due to contractual obligations, we need to upgrade to ...
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ESXi: Changing Port for Management Network

I bought a 10 Gbps NIC and installed it in my Dell PowerEdge 540 that's running ESXi 6.7. I would like to use a port on the new NIC for my management network. I swapped the ethernet cable to the new ...
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How to remove a Raid 1 subgroup from a Raid 10 array?

I have a RAID 10 array with 3 subgroups of drives in RAID 1, like in the image below Raid 10 Is it possible to remove an entire subgroup (2 disks) without losing the entire Array? The RAID 10 will ...
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How are Serial Communications designed to be connected virtually on Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers?

Im trying to figure out what exactly can be configured by the first three settings on Dell PowerEdge R720 Server BIOS's Serial Communications Screen. Let me explain what (I think) I have understood: ...
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Dell R640 onboard SAS and SATA connectors

Dell R640 / R740 system boards have seven or eight onboard SATA and SAS connectors, presumably usable for connecting HDDs & SSDs without a PERC controller. In the "System board jumpers and ...
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How can I regain access to a RAID volume that I deleted from PERC in the Dell Life Cycle controller?

I'm using a Dell PowerEdge R820 with PERC H710 adapter I had RAID 0 configured across two 1TB SSDs, Drive A and Drive B. I recently bought a 5TB HDD, Drive C. Today, I was attempting to create a RAID ...
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RAM placement issue on R710

I have 16GB RAMs, each 2GB. I don't know how to place them in order. Please help me out. It shows error when I go to System Setup about DIMMs being incorrect.
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ESXi does not show drives for second RAID controller with NVMe drives

I got a second RAID controller (AVAGO 9440-8i) to put in my Dell T440 server (first RAID controller is a H740P). I got the Broadcom U.2 enabler cable and two WD Gold 2TB drives. I've updated ESXi, the ...
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SUSE Linux ES 15 SP1 rebooting, how to find out why

I am managing a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 system and it will randomly reboot. A few months ago I opened a case with Dell support and we upgraded all firmware available for the system. The ...
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You have not defined a root partition / which is required for installation of Centos to continue

I am facing the following issue while doing an automated installation of Centos7 with kickstart.cfg I used the following options in the kickstart file zerombr clearpart --all --initlabel logvol / --...
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iDRAC: Does racadm have some kind of "echo" command?

I'm writing some scripts to automate the interaction with racadm sessions. Sometimes I need to show some info messages to the users, like Will retry in 30 seconds. For now I just use an unknown ...
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